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Smart phone distributed for climate-resilient agriculture

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RAJBIRAJ — The Saptari District Agriculture Development Office has distributed smart phone and other necessary equipments to the farmers to reduce possible risks resulting from the negative effects of climate change in agriculture sector.

The farmers’ groups were provided with smart phone, cellular phone SIM card, meteorological measurement equipments and thermometer at a programme organized on Wednesday, according to Senior Agriculture Development Officer Bhagirath Yadav.

He further informed that the support was provided to 63 farmers’ groups for agriculture purpose.

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On the occasion, Province-2 Minister for Land Management and Agriculture Cooperative Shailendra Prasad Saha handed over the support package to 63 farmers’ groups of Saptari district.

The equipments were provided to the farmers to disseminate agriculture-related information to farmers, farmers’ community and stakeholders through agro information system and help adapt the climate change so as to increase agriculture productivity.

The equipment support was handed over to the farmers as part of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Development.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

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Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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